Saturday, September 25, 2010

PTI September Blog Hop

For PTI's September Blog Hop, we were asked to incorporate a skill or technique that we "scrap-lifted" from one of the many friendly, helpful scrappers out there that love to share their know how.  It was indeed a challenge to limit my homage to just one but I finally narrowed it down.  For this hop, I channeled Mish Mash.  I really admire the way she pulls her supplies together before she starts, limits her materials to something less than her entire inventory, and then PRODUCES.  One of her recent posts (here) was right on point!!  She is so prolific--something to aspire to!!

I started by grabbing my sketch book and very quickly drew the concept for the card.  I pulled out my Basic Grey Ambrosia 6X6 deck, added coordinating PTI solid cardstock, felts, and the dies I wanted to use.  I created this set of cards--what do you think?

I pushed myself to use many different pieces.  It may be a bit of overkill but the more I look at the finished product, the more I like the results.  Here are a few different shots of the individual cards.  Note that I used PTI's envelop liner die and scraps of a 12X12 version of one of the pages from the Ambrosia set (the image is the same but the scale is different).     


 Hope you enjoy the cards and the Blog Hop!  Thanks for hopping by...


Paper--Cardstock:  PTI's Rustic White, Pure Poppy, Terracotta Tile, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, and Vintage Cream; Paper--Pattern:  Basic Grey's Ambrosia
Inks:  VersaFine Black Onyx, SU's Going Gray
Stamps:  PTI's All Booked Up, It's Official, and sentiments from various PTI stamp sets
Dies:  PTI's Bookplate, Tickets, Beautiful Blooms II, Large Scallop and Envelop Liner
Other:  PTI Felt in Black and Cream, 1 3/4" circle punch, Corner Chomper, Copic Black Multiliner, buttons from my stash, and PTI Vintage Cream envelops.



  1. What fun cards!! I love that paperline too! Use to be my fave!

  2. I think this is a fantastic set, that's what I think!
    Way to channel Mish!

  3. These are beautiful- so very Mish-y!
    I am loving this PTI blog hop.

  4. Love the vibrant colors! I've got to be honest, I wasn't too crazy about that image from All Booked Up when it came out, but you've shown me just how cute it can be! Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Oh this totally screams, "Mish!" to me :D Love those colours and that style! Such a cool mix of different elements!

  6. LOVE these! GREAT colors and lots of fun!!!!

  7. lol, I knew it was Mish as soon as I saw the pictures downloading, lol- I guess that means you did good!!

  8. Great job with these! Great mixture of items and colors! Very Mishy!!

  9. These are beautiful!! Totally captured her style :) I'm stealing these designs. LOVE them!

  10. What a riot of happiness, colour and fabby-ness here! These are completely and totally Mish-ish! Gorgeous job!

  11. Beautiful cards!!! I love the papers you used and the tickets are perfect!!!!

  12. These are so awesome!! I would love to receive these as a gift! Totally great mix of elements and design ideas!!

  13. Very Mish looking, love the paper!